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Silicon Image Announces Americas Distribution Agreement With Nu Horizons Electronics


Silicon Image, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIMG), a leader in semiconductors for the secure storage, distribution and presentation of high-definition content, today announced an Americas distribution agreement with Nu Horizons Electronics Corp. (NASDAQ: NUHC), a leading global distributor of advanced technology semiconductor, display, illumination and system solutions. Through this agreement, Nu Horizons will distribute VastLane™ High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) and Digital Video Interface processors, PinnaClear integrated video processors and SteelVine storage processors. The new relationship also provides Silicon Image with access to Nu Horizons’ established global distribution channel.

“We selected Nu Horizons because they are a recognized leader in creating, tracking and filling global demand. They offer customers a seamless experience, from order placement to delivery,” said Sal Cobar, vice president of world-wide sales at Silicon Image. “The company is well represented in the Americas and has a very strong global presence, which is of tremendous value to Silicon Image. I’m confident that this relationship will help to grow the global demand for our products.”

Rita Megling, senior vice president at Nu Horizons Electronics Corp. adds, “Nu Horizons is pleased to represent Silicon Image as they are a leading innovator in digital content delivery who strives to meet the digital requirements of consumers globally. Their VastLane, PinnaClear and SteelVine products are technologically advanced, backed by great executive and design teams with many years of experience in delivering innovative semiconductor solutions. We anticipate strong customer satisfaction from their product offering.”

Silicon Image’s VastLane transmitters, receivers and PHYs are designed to enable the secure distribution of high-performance digital video and audio connections in PC and consumer electronic devices. VastLane products play a critical role in the transition to HDTV by bridging the content delivery gap between content providers and consumers. To deliver precision rendering of digital content, Silicon Image offers its PinnaClear TV processor family, which is comprised of highly integrated input processors and switches. For high-bandwidth storage solutions, Silicon Image’s SteelVine Storage family of processors give consumers simple, reliable, scalable storage of valuable digital assets in consumer devices such as PCs or Digital Video Recorders (DVRs).


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